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  1. Hi, early this year I built my Lego LSWR Adams Radial EKR No 5 Steam Locomotive, the Steam Locomotive is based on the East Kent Railway Steam Locomotive No 5 and is 34 studs long, 8 studs wide and 10 bricks high, and with the SR Goods Van the Locomotive and Goods van is 53 studs long when coupled up. The East Kent Railway Steam Locomotive No 5 was a LSWR 415 Class 4-4-2T Steam Locomotive designed by William Adams and introduced to service on the LSWR (London and South Western Railway) in 1882 and was purchased from the Ministry of Munitions Disposal and Liquidation Commission in March 1923. The Steam Locomotive stayed on the East Kent Railway until March 1946 when the Southern Railway purchased her for £120 for the Lyme Regis branch where two of her sisters had kept services going for over 20 years and is now at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway awaiting restoration. Due to the LSWR Class 415 4-4-2T having no tender or my model not long enough or deeper and wider boiler to hide the Lego Power Functions Battery Box and IR Receiver, I decided to build a SR 10 Ton Goods Van to house Lego Power Functions Battery Box and IR Receiver. The last couple of photos are of my Lego LSWR Adams Radial EKR No 5 Steam Locomotive next to my 16mm Scale Lego Lady Anne Steam Locomotive The Url below is video footage of me testing the Lego LSWR Adam Radial EKR No 5 Steam Locomotive to make sure the locomotive would run, for the test the Lego Steam Locomotive was built in white.
  2. These trains are my latest works-in-progress. Some of these trains have been built already, and the topic's LDD screenshots will be updated with real pictures once they are done. Also, they all have LDD files available, and comments are most welcome! First up: Emerald Express with 2-6-0 "Mogul" In the real world, the locomotive was assembled from instructions on Railbricks for a MOD of set 79111, Constitution Train Chase, by a user named Zephyr1934. I then added train coaches inspired by set 10015, Passenger Wagon, but with inter-car connections and inset doors. (plus the rear platform on the observation car) The locomotive is a 2-6-0 (two leading, six driving, and zero trailing wheels) steam locomotive. Engine number 4613 usually pulls the Emerald Express. Combination baggage and passenger car for the Emerald Express. Two identical passenger coaches for the Emerald Express. The observation car of the Emerald Express. The letters BRS stand for Brick Railway Systems, the owner of the train. LDD file for the Emerald Express with 2-6-0: http://www.mocpages....1435538134m.lxf Meramec River Runner with 2-8-2 "Mikado" In real life, this engine is made up of four different models. This includes ScotNick1's 2-10-0 9F European steam engine, which was shortened to a 2-8-0. The second model is set 10194 Emerald Night, from which the rear truck was taken. The third model is Anthony Sava's Pacific 4-6-2 model and that comprises the inspiration for the tender. The boiler was inspired by the one in set 79111 Constitution Train Chase. Together, these different engines from four different eras and four separate builders come together to create this one steam engine. The coaches are inspired by a 12 inch gauge railway called the Wabash Frisco & Pacific. The locomotive is a 2-8-2 (two leading, eight driving, and two trailing wheels) steam locomotive. Engine number 5916 usually pulls the Meramec River Runner lightweight passenger train. Combination baggage and passenger car for the Meramec River Runner. Three identical passenger coaches. The observation car lacks the letters BRS (standing for Brick Railway Systems) but it is owned by that line. Generic Freight Train with 4-8-0 "Mastodon" This model was originally ScotNick1's London Midland 7 Southern Ivatt class 2MT steam tank engine. I added a Anthony Sava-style Tender to this model about a year ago, and today I added a Constitution Train Chase -style boiler and recolored the engine reddish brown. coal gondola diesel fuel tanker drop side gondola (with hobo!) two identical boxcars flatcar with vehicle load rock hopper Brick Railway Systems bobber caboose Their is no LDD file for this entire train... however, the engine does have a file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1436900565m.lxf As I said, comments are always welcome!
  3. 0-6-0 steam heavy-duty switcher This model is an Americanized version of Scotnick's Thomas & friends model "Stanley" (link to that engine on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...N07/8732762280/ ) with some new running gear provided by Hunter Dobbs from his model of the Thomas & Friends engine "Lady". (link to that engine on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...02/16562999581/ ) The engine features a new headlight on top of the smokebox and is a little longer than the last version by about four studs. The pistons (hopefully) will work in real life, as I messed with and extended Hunter Dobbs design to include a third axle. The engine is going to be numbered 4990, with the number going on the saddle tank and the letters BRS going on the rear of the locomotive, right between the two red stripes on the coal bunker. NOTE: This model requires custom Big Ben Bricks small steam engine drivers, as in 4 flanged and 2 blind. The gears seen here are placeholders and will NOT work on track! (Link to Big Ben Bricks: http://www.bigbenbricks.com/ ) The rear of the locomotive. Background: Built in 1922 by H.K. Porter, this steam locomotive is of a saddle tank design, (that means it carries the water over-the-top of the boiler in tanks, kinda like a saddle on a horse) as part of an order for 25 engines by Brick Railway Systems, numbered 4975 to 5000. The class was built for yard work, though some were sent out onto the main lines to haul commuter trains when the need arose. This engine class features red stripes on the sides and over the tanks on top of the boiler. I will be purchasing this engine after the parts for locomotive shed I posted on February 15th. LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1428605637m.lxf 0-4-0 steam dockyard switcher This was originally set 3740, Small Locomotive from the My Own Train series. I revamped the 2001 set, adding Big Ben Brick medium wheels and working pistons courtesy of Hunter Dobbs. NOTE: All four of the wheels are removed from them LDD model. The proper parts are available at the Big Ben Bricks website, and are not in LDD. (You need four of the "Medium Flanged Drivers")The number of the engine (3007) goes on the side of the boiler, while the letters "BRS" go on the side of the cab. Fictional background: Built in 1923 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Brick Railway Systems (BRS), engine 3007 was part of a 250 strong class of switchers made for the tight industrial & dockyard trackage of Brick Railway Systems. The class spread from number 3000 to 3250. They were painted in classic BRS black with a red stripe along the base. LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1428604656m.lxf Thought, Comments, and questions are all welcome! (EDIT 9-15-2015: Fixed the LDD file and pictures, plus I added a another switcher to the first post.)
  4. Hi, over the last few weeks I have been designing a new Lego Steam Locomotive in LDD, the Steam Locomotive is based on the East Kent Railway Steam Locomotive No 5 and is 34 studs long, 8 studs wide and 10 bricks high, and with the SR Goods Van the Locomotive and Goods van is 53 studs long when coupled up. The East Kent Light Railway no 5 was based on the East Kent Railway which was a light railway engineered and ran by Colonel H F Stephens which ran from Sheperdwells (NR Dover, Kent) to Eythorne which was a junction between the main line and the branch line to Tilmanstone Colliery, the main line ran from Eythorne to Eastry which was another junction between the main line and a branch line which ran north towards Sandwich and Richborough Port, the Main line continued towards Ash and then Wingham where the line came to a end, the was other planned branches including the line from Wingham reaching Canterbury and another branch to deal from Eythorne, but these plans failed. The East Kent Railway Steam Locomotive No 5 was a LSWR 415 Class 4-4-2T Steam Locomotive designed by William Adams and introduced to service on the LSWR (London and South Western Railway) in 1882 and was purchased from the Ministry of Munitions Disposal and Liquidation Commission in March 1923. The Steam Locomotive stayed on the East Kent Railway until March 1946 when the Southern Railway purchased her for £120 for the Lyme Regis branch where two of her sisters had kept services going for over 20 years and is now at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway awaiting restoration. Due to the LSWR Class 415 4-4-2T having no tender or my model not long enough or deeper and wider boiler to hide the Lego Power Functions Battery Box and IR Receiver, I decided to build a SR 10 Ton Goods Van to house Lego Power Functions Battery Box and IR Receiver. Front view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5. A view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5. A 00 Gauge Steam Locomotive Model in EKR Colours. A side view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5. Back view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5. The LSWR Class 415 Adams Radial Steam Locomotive on the Bluebell Railway in Southern Colours. A back View of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5. Front view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. A view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. A Side view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. A view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. A top view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van with the roof removed showing the Lego Power Functions Battery Box and IR Receiver. A top view of my Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van showing the top of the Lego Power Functions IR Receiver through a 2x2 hole in the roof. The SR 10 Ton Goods Van at the Bluebell Railway, A side view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5 with the Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. A front view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5 with the Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. view of my LDD MOC Steam Locomotive East Kent Railway No 5 with the Lego SR 10 Ton Goods Van. Due to some of the parts not being in the right colour I have decided to buy all the green parts needed in white and the wheels in clear from Big Ben Bricks. and dye some in green vinyl dye from vinyldye.co.uk the green shade I will be using is the TRG Green Vinyl Dye Plastic Paint Aerosol 150ml which looks like a close match to the green colour I need. As suggested by Srbandrews, I have changed the tops of the tanks to black and continued the black line right to the back end of the cab. Update All the parts are now order from Bricklink and Big Ben Bricks, 16 orders in total, paid for 6 so far, waiting for the rest of the invoices, still have to order the Vinyl Dye Sprays from Vinyldye.co.uk Update I have made some changes to the SR 10 Ton Goods Van, the changes include vents which I did not include and now a power switch on the roof enabling me to turn the battery box on or off without taking the roof apart. Showing the new bents (the slopes in the end) and the power switch ) the 1x1 tile jutting out above the roof. A view of the insides of the SR 10 Ton Goods Van showing the Lego Power Functions Battery Box Power Switch made from Lego components (2 x 1x1 tiles, 1x2 tile, 1x1 tile and 1 x Modified Plate 2 x 2 with Pin on Bottom), A metal spring will put between the Technic Plate and the Modified Plate 2 x 2 with Pin on Bottom (metal spring will be from a broken 6 L Technic Shock Absorber) A Closer view of the Power Switch made from 2 x 1x1 tiles, 1x2 tile, 1x1 tile and 1 x Modified Plate 2 x 2 with Pin on Bottom. Update As of now I have all the parts to put the model together, I still have to dye the white pieces to the green shade I am using, then I can put it together.
  5. First uploaded in November 2012, this passenger train originally had six 8-wide cars consisting of a baggage car, four passenger coaches, and a observation car. It was pulled by my 2-8-4 steam engine for a while before I whittled down the number of the (slightly heavy) cars to a more manageable total of four. Over these two years I have modified them a lot, taking out the detailed interior and replacing the complex window assembly with something less fragile. The last time I changed the train was October 2014, when I modified the baggage car to a half baggage / half passenger coach (this is known as a combine) and lengthened the 2-8-4 Berkshire type into a 2-10-4 Texas type. After I originally had built the six cars I realized the only thing that could pull my 8 wide cars was a 8 wide engine. The coaches just didn't look very good with a 6 wide locomotive at the front, but the opposite was true about 6 wide coaches with an 8 wide engine. So after much internal debate over the possibility of reducing the size of the train cars, I found a workable solution that looks good. This is that solution, plus their is an added bonus of having enough parts left over from the "slimming down" of the four 8 wide train cars that I could build a third passenger car. This makes me happy, because a full size 2-10-4 that can pull 10+ heavyweight cars in real life looks silly as a LEGO model pulling only 4 coaches of the same style. (although five isn't much better, it's good enough for my purposes) In case anyone want to see my original inspiration for these cars, here is a vintage 2009 LEGO model of "Galaxy Express 999", which caused me to select reddish brown heavyweight coaches as the color / style of choice. (Link to Brickshelf: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=374748 ) The name 909 Limited is a combination of this train and the Beatles song "One after 909", which is sort-of about a train. (If you are looking for said song, it's on the album, "Let It Be") The rear of the 6 wide train cars feature an observation platform, with a single tail light under the roof. Statistics for the coaches: Train name: 909 Limited Car Types: Baggage / coach (1) Coach (3) Observation (1) Configuration (per car): 4 wheels on two bogies Designer: Pullman Car Company Build Date: 1924 Builder: Pullman Car Company Current Owner: Brick Railway Systems Length: 28 studs Width: 6 studs Height: 10 ⅔ bricks Here is an updated look at the 2-10-4 I modified from Anthony Sava's Berkshire. I didn't do much this time, except for rounding out the originally flat middle segment of the boiler. As before, the letters spelling out "Brick Railway Systems" go on the tender sides, while "6297" goes on the cab sides and tender rear, next to the ladder. Background for the locomotive: Engine Type: Steam, heavy freight Configuration: 2-10-4 Engine Class: Texas Designer: (unknown) Build Date: 1939 Road number(s): 6297 Builder: Lima Locomotive works Current Owner: Brick Railway Systems Length: 81 studs (with tender) Width: 8 studs Height: 10 bricks Top Speed: 100 MPH Please note: the pistons rod are missing two pieces that are laid off to the side of the locomotive. They do work in real life but LDD doesn't like them being attached. LDD file for the whole train: http://www.mocpages....1424626224m.lxf And if anyone doubts the fact that I've built this engine and have photographed it and the prevous version of the coaches here's the proof: (Please note, these are cellphone camera shots... they are not the best, but they work for me.) Steam loco #6297, in real life (this photo show an older form of the model, as the tender is now closer to the engine and the tender wheels have been changed to the form in the LDD screenshots. Combination baggage car / passenger coach in 8 wide The two 8 wide heavyweight coaches ...and finally, the observation car (8 wide version) with rear deck and number board. (The black tiles on the rear say "909", the name of the train.) Comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome!
  6. This is a generic freight train from the USA in the mid-1960's. Some cars are older (I'm looking at you, water tanker!) than that, but that's when I'm saying these cars were made up into this particular train. I'm intending to have a steam locomotive pull this train, possibly the 2-8-0 I've been wanting to build. (Yes, I know steam was almost gone by the mid-'60's, but in my LEGO layout it still exists pulling trains as if the diesel takeover never happened / was severely pushed back by several decades) This train consists of eight cars (there are 7 different type of cars but 8 pictures because of the two identical boxcars needed only one shot but the inside of the caboose warranted a second photo) Anyway, here is the lineup: - Lumber Car - Automobile Transport - Two Boxcars - Water Tanker - Generic Dropside Flatcar - Tipping Rock Gondola - Wide Vision Caboose Here are the cars in order of appearance: Originally designed by my brother, this lumber car was inspired by set 60056. (CITY Logging Truck) This car holds three logs (maybe more can fit) that float in place because of faulty LDD physics. This auto-hauling model was built to carry set 5920, (the Adventurers - Dino Island themed Island Racer) it can fit other cars of this size, but not much longer or wider. I built these boxcars from set 3677 (Red Cargo Train) but with red instead of green. These car s have been in my real-life train collection for a long time... about three years! This water tanker (Does it carry water or not? I don't know what it was supposed to carry!) was originally part of set 2126 (The TRAINS theme's wondrously named Train Cars.) This car features very few upgrades from the original tanker. I did however, change the roof pipe to an odd length and tiled it. (It always had one studs overhang on one side, and it drove me nuts!) This drop side flat car was first part of set 2126 (Train Cars), but it didn't really have a purpose. It was hauling uprooted evergreen trees in the set, but that didn't look very good, so I changed it to generic freight. (My resident hobo usually catches a ride on this car.) Another version of set 2126 (train Cars... AGAIN!) , this time it's a rock hauling tipper gondola. (That's quite a mouthful of a name for this small car!) It usually is empty, as chasing escaping 1x1 round cylinders across my floor is not fun. This Wide Vision Caboose was originally Model number 30 from set 10183. (LEGO Factory's Hobby Train). I redid the whole model from the ground up, replacing old windows and updating the style. The caboose features removable cupola and cupola roof, along with the two regular roof sections. I'm going to use this piece for the side of the caboose: http://www.bricklink...sp?P=87079pb006 The Inside features a bed, stove, table and two chairs, while the cupola features two more chairs. Here is the whole train... minus the locomotive. Here is the engine: NOTE: I have raised the pistons about 1/3 of a brick since taking this picture. This prevents the from banging into the front pony truck. Their are printed 1x1 tiles spelling out "BRS" (these should go on the tender) while "5775" will go on the cab. Here is the LDD file for the whole train, minus the engine: http://www.mocpages....1423516645m.lxf The engine is a Anthony Sava design and will not be handed out. If you want your own then here is a link to his Bricklink store: http://www.bricklink...itemID=15852317 (If I might add, he sells some pretty brilliant model instructions there!) EDIT: I also want to add most of these train cars I already own In Real Life. The timber car, caboose, steam engine are all that's left to get.
  7. (apologies for any mistakes in posting) A Lego 'Saddle Tank' locomotive of my own design, based on the Austerity 0-6-0 class - my personal favourite kind of steam locomotive. Overall I'm not as pleased with the result of this one as I am with my Pannier Tank, but curves are very difficult to recreate when you're using Lego bricks. Another challenge is my aim with designs to combine two (often opposing) design aesthetics: realism and playability. For example I have had to adjust its proportions compared to the real thing so that minifigs can stand inside the cab and see out of the front windows.
  8. (apologies for any mistakes made in posting) Another Lego 'Saddle Tank' locomotive of my own design, this time a little 0-4-0 that draws inspiration from the locomotive Sir Cecil A. Cochrane (pictured). This time around my main objective was to incorporate cylinder cocks into the design, but since I was also adamant about creating a smaller-sized locomotive this turned out to be incredibly frustrating as I had a narrow area to work with. I actually cheated a bit; the wheels aren't official Lego wheels but an invention of custom parts manufacturer Big Ben Bricks. I also realise now that a few pieces were missing from the front of the cab when I took these photos. No idea how that slipped by me!
  9. (apologies for any mistakes made in posting) A Lego 'Pannier Tank' steam engine of my own design, and a GWR-style coal truck too. I tried my best to build something that both looked as realistic as possible AND was compatible with regular Lego train systems (hence the low buffers to match the height of other trains' couplings, and tall cab to allow minifigs to stand inside). Being a huge fan of steam railways this is my favourite thing I have ever built. Oh and that number '1' on the sides means that this is the first of many. Long-term I plan to build an entire Lego railway layout but for now I'm having fun trying to create specific types of engines and rolling stock.
  10. Over the last couple of weeks I have been designing a Lego 16mm Scale Narrow Gauge Locomotive based on Roundhouse Engineering Live Steam Locomotive 'Lady Anne', the Lego version is 5 Inches Wide, 6 inches high and 13 inches long, the narrow gauge locomotive is powered by Lego Power Functions XL Motor, Battery Box and Receiver which the Locomotive Body fits over The locomotive body can be separated from the locomotive chassis to allow access to the Lego Power Function Battery Box to turn the power on or change the batteries when needed or to adjust or fix the gearing if something goes wrong. To set the Big Ben Bricks XL train wheels exactly at 32mm Gauge I had to put 3 Nylon Washers between the Lego Technic bricks and the Big Ben Bricks XL train wheels, I used 18 nylon washers, the washers were brought from Modelfixings. The information below shows the dimensions of the nylon washers I used. Thread Size MF Ref Inside Diameter (mm) Outside Diameter (mm) Thickness (mm) M5 MF-NW05 5.3 11 1.0 The Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive model is not finished, the coal bunkers on the tanks need to be finished, the lids to the water tanks need to be added, the cylinders and the connecting rod to the coupling rod need to be added, the rear coal bunker needs to be added, plus other details like pipes, outlining and naming plate, working front and rear lamps. I may be adding Brandbright Centre Buffer Coupling which will be permantly fixed to the locomotive by drill a hole in the spot where the current buffer, this is so I can try to pull some 16mm coaching stock with my Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotiv. A back view of the Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive body, the holes in the back are for Lego Technic Pin with Stop Bush (Part 32054) which bolts the locomotive body to the locomotive chassis. A front view of the Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive body, the Dish 8 x 8 Inverted (Radar) has to be removed allowing me access to Technic Pin with Stop Bush (Part 32054) which bolts the locomotive body to the locomotive chassis. A top view of Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive showing the boiler and the unfinished tank tops (coal bunker and water tanks lids to be added). A another top view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive, the cab roof is temporary as the bricks I will be using have not arrived, and the back small round brick is where the whistle will be once I have the rights color bricks. A view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the Lego Power Functions XL Motor, Battery Box and Receiver. Another view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing how wide the Locomotive is compared to the 0 gauge track. Side view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the red coupling rod (Lego Technic Liftarm, 15 L). A back view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the red buffer plate with the single buffer which will be replaced by a Brandbright Central coupling buffer (90 % of 16mm narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock have a single central buffer with a hook for a 3 length chain to be attached). Another back view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the rear buffer, Lego Power Functions XL Motor and the wire channel (used to keep the wire tidy and away from the gearing and allowing easy fitting of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive body. A front view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis A view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the wheels correctly set at 32mm gauge A closeup view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the coupling rods and six Technic Gear - 24 Tooth which allow me to get the coupling rods working ( might be replaced by Big Ben Bricks Medium Train Blind Driver). A close up view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis, showing some of nylon washers I got from modelfixings, the washers allow me to set the wheels to 32mm gauge. One of the nylon washers I use. close up view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the front end of the locomotive chassis with the two Lego Technic Pins with Stop Bush (Part 32054) are in a Lego 1x4 Technic brick which is the same height as the Lego Technic brick in the front of the locomotive body. close up view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the read end of the locomotive chassis with the two Lego Technic Pins with Stop Bush (Part 32054) are in two Lego 1x1 Technic brick which is the same height as the Lego Technic bricks in the rear of the locomotive body. Youtube Video of Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive Running Link
  11. Hi, on Friday 7th Feburary, my Big Ben Brick wheels package arrived, I started to build my new motorized chassis for my new version of Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive using the XL flanged drivers and the XL blind drivers and the small flanged train wheels, it took me a couple of hours of finding the parts and building the model The reason the are two Lego Power Function Cables is the one on the left is the extension for the rear lights which are to be installed in the rebuilt LNER Flying Scotsman tender, while the other cable is from the IR Sensor. Saturday Morning I did the first running test, on the old Lego blue 4.5 Volt Train Track, the train ran OK, then I did the second test, adding some curves to the Lego track, when the train came to the curved part of the lego track, it either stalled or derailed. I found where the problem was, there wasn't enough clearance between the steam cylinders ( 2 x Lego Technic Cross Blocks 3M ) and the leading bogie, I rebuilt the front section and put the steam cylinders higher, with the result the leading bogie has plenty of clearance. I did the the second test, and the train can move around the curved section of track. the tender base is still being built. UPDATE I have made a virtual model of what the model will look like when finished in LDD 4, exported as a LDraw file, edited in MLCad, added the XL Wheels and flanged train wheels, opened in LView to take some snapshots of the model.
  12. zephyr1934

    LDraw rods are now available

    As you likely know, I have been fabricating custom rods for lego steam locomotives. Now I have great news for the digitally inclined steam engine builders, I have just added LDraw files for most of the common custom rods listed in my store. Ronald 'Duq' Vallenduuk developed the LDraw part design and subparts for his own use (e.g., here) based on the physical rods. He has graciously allowed me to share these files. I've merely expanded his template to use my own naming scheme and include many of the rod designs I've fabricated. You can find examples of the physical rods here and the LDraw files here. I'm planning on adding less common rods soon and then eventually the valve gear bars. Make beautiful virtual models and be sure to visit Duq's Flickr page or Bricklink store.